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Polk | James K.

Constitution Of The United States Of America

First Edition


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Signed book from James K. Polk, Constitution of the United States of America, the personal copy of the Speaker of the House and future President of the United States.

Octavo, 222pp, [9pp blank]. Full brown leather, title in gilt on spine, raised bands with six compartments on spine. Decorative gilt illustrations on covers, personalized copy with “James K. Polk. Speaker, H.R.” on cover in gilt. All edges gilt. Scattered toning throughout the text. Housed in custom brown cloth clamshell, title in gilt on spine over black morocco label. Includes six pages of handwritten notes by Speaker of the House, James K. Polk. The book is signed by James K. Polk on title page. An exceptional piece from a future president of the United States.

The notes by James K. Polk were written during the Twenty-Fifth Congress (1837-1839), when Polk presided as Speaker of the House. The notes include references to house bills currently being discussed, with specific references to the following: An appropriations bill for the continuation of the Cumberland Road in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois; Procedural issues pertaining to the reading of bills on the House floor; Authorization to purchase treasury notes; References to Cherokee removal and other detailed notes about procedural issues.

Additional information

Location Published

Washington DC


Thomas Allen, Printer to the House


First Edition

Date Published



Full leather


Very Good

Jacket Condition

Polk | James K.